p ^ S 1EB AND C, RGOl ^ OF THE tatif %nm\l $rti<wl $alp* Mm* 1883-1884. R £G|8 TER AMD Ol* oil OF THE taty Jwntd Mad, Mp, Mm* 1883-1884. Register for the Year 1883-4. BOARD OF EDUCATION His Excellency, Governor George D. Robin- son, of Chicopee. His Honor, Lieut. Governor Oliver Ames, of Easton. Hon. Elijah B. Stoddard, "Worcester. Rev. A. A. Miner, D. D., Boston. Col. T. W. Higginson, Cambridge, A. P. Stone, LL.D., Springfield. Miss Abby W. May, Boston. Hon. M. B. Whitney, Westfield. Gen. Francis A. Walker, LL.D., Boston. Edward C. Carrigan, Esq., Boston. OFFICERS OF BOARD OF EDUCATION. Hon. John W. Dickinson, A.M., Secretary. George A. Walton, A. M., Agent, Newton. George H. Martin, Agent, Bridgewater. C. B. Tillinghast, Esq., Clerk and Treasurer. John T. Prince, Agent, Waltham. Edward C, Carrigan, Esq., Boston. Hon. John W. Dickinson, A. M., Newtonville BOARD OF VISITORS. Gen. Francis A. Walker, LL. D., Boston, -O INSTRUCTORS. Daniel B. Hagar, Ph. D., Principal. Ellen M. Dodge. • Mary E. Webb. Caroline J. Cole. Mary N. Plumer. Sophia O. Driver. Harriet L. Martin. E. Adelaide Towle. Harriet D, Allen. Elizabeth N. Jones. Mary E. Godden. Chase Palmer, Ph. D. Lizzie A. Herrick, Teacher of Drawing. Register of Students FOR THE TEEM ENDING JANUARY 22, 1884. y^oo- #perial f indents Charlotte S. Buck, North WilmingtoD. Sarah P. demons, Salem. Susie E. Kimball, Salem. Josephine P. Moulton, Salem. Ada B. Pike, Salem. Amelia R. Thaxter, Machias, Me. 6 Annie Poland, Peabody. Advanced <fl!te#. | Emogene B. Roby, Lowell. (&te$$ %. Addie Alley, Wenham. Mary M. Brady, Arlington. M. Ada Brown, West Peabody. Harriet P. Burbank, Salem. Lillian Butters, Island Pond, Vt. Ereelove Clark, Roxbury, IN". II. Jennie C. Davis, Annisquam. Hannah C. Ham, Tam worth Iron Works, IN". H. M. Louise Hawkes, Beverly. Susan B. Howard, West Peabody. Jeanne A. Kimberly, Boston. Helen L. Knapp, Wakefield. Susie I. Merrill, North Conway, IN". H, Harriet E Porter, Woburn. Mary E. Porter, Wenham. Ellen B. Prime, Salem. Annie Moore Ransom, Wakefield. Alice M. Ruxton, Gloucester. Kate E. Shaw, Lowell. Catherine C. Stokes, Revere. Cora A. Thornton, Manchester. Hattie Tucker, Weymouth. Caroline L. Wilder, Columbia, S. C. Annie J. Witham, Lynn. 24 mm §. Clara M. Ames, Woburn. Salenda E. Averill, Salem. Florine Bagley, Lynn. Grace E. Besse, Tewksbury. Clara E. Bryer, Middleton. Emma A. Burke, Freedom, N. H. Mary Agnes Burke, Cambridge. Margaret T. Burke, Cambridge. Julia T. Byrne, Woburn. Florella F. Clark, Barnet, Yt. Carrie E. Cunningham, Gloucester. Jennie F. Pay, Gloucester. E. Gertrude Dudley, Wakefield. Harriet E. Durgin, Brownfield, Me. Nellie B. Eames, Wilmington. Susan C. Elliot, Peabody. Agnes A. Elliott, Revere. Florence M, Farren, Salem. Sallie U. Flint, North Reading. Ellen I^ouise Floyd, Lowell. Mathilde Louise Harrington. Lowell. Jennie A. Hatch. Dresden, Me. [Me Rose Caroline Hersey, ~No. Auburn, Minnie Louise Hobbs, Salem. Nellie C. Howe, Middleton. Helen M. Johnson, Dan vers. Marcia A. Lamphier, Lynn. Bertha E. Messer, Stoneham. Marianna Nicholson, Lynn. Aurelia W. Perry, Danvers. Fannie F. Phillips, Lynn. Mary A. Plummer, Melrose. Mary R. Putney, Stoneham. Abbie E. Richards, Danversport. Gertrude Roberts, Chelsea. Ada M. Sheldon, North Chelmsford. Maria C. Smith, Salem. Carrie Stone, Lowell. Annie B. Stott, New Market, N. H. Ella F. Stroelin, Chelsea. Alice A. Tufts, Medfield. [N.H. Helen G. Webber, Hampton Falls, Maud S. Wheeler, Salem. Kate E Wiley, Peabody. Maude L. Wilkius, Middleton. M. Frances Wilson, Reading. Helen Louise Winn, Woburn. Mabel Laighton Woodward, Ports- mouth, N. H. 48 to* ti. Addie Alden, West Duxbury. Anna F. Andrews, Salem. Clara L. Ansorge, Harvard. Harriet E. Bartlett, East Salisbury, F. Adelia Bishop, Paradise, N. S. Margaret M. Bos worth, Globe Tillage. Sarah A. Clement, Gloucester. Sarah A. Conlan, Cambridge. Nellie E. Crosman, Salem. Jennie M. Cutler. Boston- Mary E. Danforth, Manchester, Harriet Y. Dever, Woburn. Rosabelle Dodge, liowley. Anuie L. Fish, Cotuit. Katharine J. Fitz Gibbon, Medford. Carrie M. Flanders, Lynn. Grace E. Gilberth, Somerville. Lizzie H. Goldthwait, Danvers. Hattie Gordon, Woodstock, Conn. Addie L. Gould, Swampscott. A. Florence Hodge, Lynn. Minnie L. Jordan, Lowell. Jennie S. Lewis, Salem. Lizzie P. Lovejoy, Lynn. Carrie Louise Mason, Somerville. Priscilla A. Merritt, Somerville. (> Alice W. Newhall, Lynn. Agnes M. Nutter, Salem. Grace S.Oliver, Swampscott Martha W. Perry, Beverly. Alice Y. Peyton, Stoneham. Lura H. Pickering, Newington, N. H. Emma J. Ross, Cambridge. Lizzie G. Russell, Beverly. Edith N. Spear, Melrose. Ellen II. Story, Essex. Mary May Sullivan, Cambridge. Frances E. Taylor, Medford. Abbie H. Tebbets, Swampscott. Etta L. Thissell, Beverly. Minnetta R. Trowt, Wenham. Hattie F. Wakefield, Lowell. Carrie Emma Walton, Salem. Lula P. Washburn, Swampscott. Catharine T. Welsh, Lynn. Frances Whitehouse, Salem. 46 aLte 1- Elizabeth A. Ahern, Danvers. Lucy E. Aiken, East Somerville. Franceila W. Bacheller, Lynn. Sarah R. Beane, Newington, N. H. Clara A. Bingham, So. Royalton, Yt. Nellie F. Birmingham, Somerville. Lucy E. Bucknam, Columbia Falls, Me. Sarah A. Byrne, Lowell. Eliza B. Caswell, Swampscott. Lydia B. Collier, East Cambridge. Harriet M. Copp, Ipswich. Elizabeth M. Crosby, Brookline. Hattie F. Damon, Reading. Mary J. Damon, North Reading. Martha E. Daniels, Somerville. Delia L. Delany, Waltham. Igusie G. Dennis, Rockport. Agnes C Eames, Wilmington. Ella A. Eaton, Andover. Hattie M. Emerson, Wakefield. Ida B. Farnum, Peabody. Agnes Theresa Fay, Lowell. Lilian Ellen Fitch, Lexington. Agnes M. Foley, Lowell. Helen K. Friend, Gloucester. Ellen Theresa Gildee, Lowell. Mary E. Gordon, Lynn. Nellie B. Gordon, West Newbury. Louisa A. Griffin, East Somerville. Mary J. Griffin, Lowell. Margaret A. Hanlon, Sharon. Winnie Louise Harding, Gloucester. Lizzie Dodge Harris, Salem. Carrie Maud Hart, Lowell. Abby Anthony Hay ward, Ballardvale, Julia Frances Holland, Winchester. Eva Gertrude Holmes, Danvers. Abby May Hood, Nahant. Ada Emma Hoole, Lowell. Josephine C. Howe, Danvers. Catherine T. Hurley, Salem. Myrtle Hyde, Bordentown, N. J. Cara M. Johnson, Keene, N. H. Clara W. Lamson, Beverly. Maria B. Landis, Oxford, N. C Marietta Larkin, Woburn. Elizabeth S. Leek, Lynn. Hattie A. Manley, Melrose. Nellie C. Marston, Arlington. Florence S. Martin, Topsfield. Gertrude C. Mason, Andover. Catherine E. McCarthy, Chelsea. Rose A. McNamara, Lexington. Charlotte Morrison, Salem. Irene May Morse, Providence, R. I. Mary H. Nash, Salem. Vira Nason, North Harpswell, Me. Lillian J. Newhall, East Saugus. Mary Etta O'Brien, Somerville. Nannie Lovett Odell, Beverly. Hattie Augusta Palmer, Lowell. Lucie Anna Peabody,' Stratham, N. H Anna L. Phelps, Boston, Susan A. Porter, Swampscott. Linnie E. Eich, Swampscott. Minnie I. Roache, Danveisport. Annie G-. Sheridan, Somcrville. Clarissa L. Story, Essex. Emma F. Tapley, Danvers. Nellie Frances Todd, Lynn. Anna M. Tucker, North Andover. I^ola Belle Whittier, Guilford, Me. Sarah M. Wood, Rockland, Me. Sarah E. Woodbury, Chelsea. Mary Woods, Winchester. 75 lltMKfU. Special Students, Advanced Class, , , Class A (Senior), , Class B, . Class C, , Class D, Whole number for the term, Whole number for fifty-nine terms. 6 2 24 48 46 75 201 2818 Register of Students FOR THE TERM ENDING JULY 1, 1884. ~oj*:o. JFjwcM $tn&tnt$. Sarah P. demons, Salem. Ada B. Pike, Salem. 2 gutotwd (totf. L. Mabel Allen, South Framingham. Emogene B. Roby, Lowell. Annie Poland, Peabody. 3 $te * &. Clara M. Ames, Woburn. Nellie C. Howe, Middletou. Florine Bagley, Lynn. Helen M. Johnson, Danvers. Grace Emery Besse, Tewksbury. Marcia A. Lamphier, Lynn. Mary M. Brady, Arlington. Bertha E. Meseer, Stoneham. Clara E. Bryer, Middleton. Marianna Nicholson, Lynn. Emma A. Burke, Freedom, N. II. Aurelia W. Perry, Danvers. Mary A. Burke, Cambridge. Fannie Fern Phillips, Lynn. Margaret T. Burke, Cambridge. Maiy A. Plummer. Melrose. Julia T. Byrne, Woburn. Mary E. Porter, Wenham. Florella F. Clark, Barnet, Yt. Mary R, Putney, Stoneham. Carrie E. Cunningham, Gloucester. Abbie E. Richards, Danversport. Jennie F. Day, Gloucester. Ada M. Sheldon, Chelmsford. E. Gertrude Dudley, Wakefield. Carrie Stone, Lowell. H. Estelle Durgin, Brownfield, Me. Annie B. Stott, New Market, N. H. Nellie B. Eames, Wilmington. Ella F. Stroelin, Chelsea. [H. Susan C Elliot, Peabody. Helen G. Webber, Hampton Fall s.N. Sallie TJ. Flint, North Reading. Maud S. Wheeler, Salem. Ellen Louise Floyd, Lowell. Kate E. Wiley, Peabody. Mathilde Louise Harrington, Lowell. Maude Louise Wilkins, Middleton. Jennie A. Hatch, Dresden, Me. M. Frances Wilson, Reading. Rose C Hersey. No. Auburn, Me. Helen L. Winn, Woburn. Susie B. Howard, West Peabody. Annie J. Wit ham, Lynn. 44 1 9 Clara L. Ansorge, Harvard. Martha W. Perry, Beverly. Harriet E. Bartlett, East Salisbury. Alice "V. Peyton, Stoneham. Margaret M. Boswortli, Southbridge. Lura H. Pickering, Newington, N. II. Sarah A. Clement, Gloucester. Gertrude A. Roberts, Chelsea. Mary E. Danforth, Manchester. Emma J. Ross, Cambridge. Rosabelle Dodge, Georgetown. Lizzie G. Russell, Beverly. Florence M. Farren, Chelsea. Maria C. Smith, Salem. Annie L. Fish, Cotuit. Edith N. Spear, Melrose. Katharine J. Fitz Gibbon, Medford. Ellen H. Story, Essex. Carrie M. Flanders, Lynn. Mary M. Sullivan. Cambridge. Helen N. Galloupe, Danvers. Etta L. Thissell, Beverly. Grace E. Gilberth, Somerville. Minnetta R. Trovvt, Wenham. Lizzie H. Goldthwait, Danvers. Alice A. Tufts, Medfield. Hattie Gordon, Woodstock, Conn. Hattie F. Wakefield, Lowell. A. Florence Hodge, Lynn. Carrie Emma Walton, Salem. Minnie L. Jordan, Lowell. Lula P. Washburn, Swampscott. Lizzie P. Lovejoy, Lynn. Catharine T. Welsh, Lynn. Carrie Louise Mason, Somerville. Frances Whitehouse, Salem. Priscilla A. Merrit't, Somerville. S. May Wood, Rockland, Me. Irene May Morse, Providence, E. I. Mary Woods, Winchester. 40 (ttUfr 181 <&. Elizabeth A. Ahern, Danvers. Ida B. Farnum, Peabody. Lucy E. Aiken. East Somerville. Agnes Theresa Fay, Lowell. Addie Alden, West Duxbury. Lili in E. Fitch, Lexington. Francella W. Bacheller, Lynn. Helen Kimbal Friend, Gloucester. Sarah R. Beane, Newington, N. H. Mary E. Gordon, Lynn. Clara A. Bingham, So. Royal ton, Vt. Nellie B. Gordon, West Newbury. Lucy E. Bucknam, Columbia Falls, Me. Addie L. Gould. Swampscott. Eliza B. Caswell, Swampscott. Louisa A. Griffin, East Somerville. Lydia B. Collier, Cambridge. Mary J. Griffin, Lowell. Sarah A. Conlan, Cambridge. Margaret A. Hanlon. Sharon. Harriet M. Copp, Ipswich. Lizzie D. Harris, Salem. Elizabeth May Crosby, Brookline. Carrie M. Hart, Lowell. Nellie E. Crosman. Salem. Abbie A. Hay ward, Ballardvale. Hattie F. Damon, Reading. 1 O Julia F. Holland, Winchester. Martha Esther Daniels, Somerville. Abbie May Hood, Nahant. Susie G. Dennis, Rockport. Ada E. Hoole, Lowell. ' Agnes Carter Eames, Wilmington. Josephine C. Howe, Danvers, Ella A. Eaton, Andover. Myrtle Hyde, Bordentown. N. J. Hattie M. Emerson, Wakefield. Cara M. Johnson, Keene, N. H. \ 10 Marietta Lark in, Wobum. Lucie A. Peabody, Stratham, N. H. Jennie s. Lewis, Salem. Anna L. Phelps, Boston Highlands. 1 1 at tie A. Manley, Melrose. Annie E. Plummer, Lynn. Nellie C. Marston, Arlington. Mary Woods llichardson, Memphis, Gertrude C. Mason, Andover. Tenn. Catherine E. McCarthy, Chelsea. Minnie I. Roache, Danverspbrt. Charlotte Morrison, Salem. Clarissa L. Story, Essex. Vira Nason, North Harps well, Me. Emma F. Tapley, Danvers. Alice W. Newhall, Lynn. Frances E. Taylor, Med ford. Lillian J. Newhall, East Saugus. Abbie II. Tebbets, Swampscott. Agnes M. Nutter, Salem. Nellie F. Todd, Lynn. Grace S. Oliver, Swampscott. Lola B. Whittier, Guilford, Me. Hattie A. Palmer, Lowell. Sarah E. Woodbury, Chelsea. 63 $te * 1- Etta M. Aiken, Gloucester. Katherine T. Lennon, Lowell. Angie A. Beal, Foxcroft, Me. Jennie L. Lewis, Danvers. Nellie F. Birmingham, Somerville. Florence S. Martin, Topsfield. H. Gertrude Burpee, Wenham. Agnes C. McAuliffe, Danvers. Sarah Parkman Center, Gloucester. Harriet E. Merrill, East Salisbury. Anna I. Chisholm, Gloucester. Eda B. Morse, Lowell. Harriet Mabel Clark, Gloucester. Juliette I. Mudge, Lynn. Bessie Cleaveland, Boxford. Clara Hosmer Munroe, No. Reading. Anastasia C. Corbett, Lowell. Mary H. Nash, Salem. Mary A. Crafts, Kowley. Maria L. Odiorne, Rye, N. H. Mary J. Damon, North Reading. Annie M. O'Dowd, Amesbury. Delia L. Delany, Waltham. Hattie E. Parker, Wolf borough, N. H. Etta M. Embree, Lynn. Carrie Alberta Paul, Lowell. Alice M. Fanton, Gloucester. Nellie Atherton Peabody, Salem. j Jennie A. Flanders, Sandown, N. H. Susan A. Porter, Swampscott. Grace S. Fuller, Gloucester. Linnie E. Rich, Swampscott. Katherine E. Golden, Lawrence. Carrie Frances Sanborn, Salem. Florence H. Griffin, East Somerville. Alice J. Sawyer. Peterboro, N. H. Winnie L. Harding, Gloucester. Annie G. Sheridan, Somerville. Helen A. Harris, Bath, Me. Ida F. Spear, East Boston. • AnnaF. Hay den, Norway, Me. Harriet H. Stanley, Magnolia. Viola D. Howe, Whitefield, Me. Mary E. Sullivan, Salem. Bessie L. Johnson, Nahant. F. Alice Swasey, Newburyport. Frances M. Johnson, Chelsea. Gertrude E. Thompson, Arlington. Isabel N. Kennedy, Gloucester. Flora May Thurston % Gloucester. Elizabeth S. Leek, Lynn. Flora I. Towle, Medford. 11 Anna M. Tucker, North Andover. Jane E. Wassail, Francestown, N. H. Jennie P. White, Danvers. Anna L. Whitmore, Newburyport. Mary A. Williams, Concord. Alice Maude Woodward, Portsmouth, K". H. 58 Nummary. Special Students, Advanced Class, Class A (Senior), Class B, . Class C, Class D, . Whole number for the term, Whole number for the year, Whole number for sixty terms, 2 , 3 44 . 40 63 . 58 210 . 260 . 2865 12 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.. ..SALEM, MASS. Tins Institution was established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the liberal eo- operation of the City of Salem and the Eastern Railroad Com- pany, for the direct preparation of Female Teachers to instruct in the Common and High Schools required by law. It is under the charge of the State Board of Education, and of a Special Board of Visitors. During the period that has elapsed since the reception of the first Class, in September, 1854, two thousand eight hundred and sixty-five Ladies have been members of the School; one thousand three hundred and forty-seven of whom have received diplomas, upon the honorable completion of the prescribed course of study. iacbool Year anH & e v m s . The School Year is divided into two terms, each containing nineteen weeks of study, with a week's recess near the middle of each term. A new class is admitted at the beginning of each term. Terms begin. Terms end. 1884, February 12. 1884, .July 1. 1884, September 2. 1885, January 20. 1885, February 10. 1885, June 30. The summer term of 1884 will close on Tuesday, July 1, with public exercises of Examination and (4* Graduation, the former beginning at 10 o'clock, A. M., the latter at 2\ P. M. The term ending January 20, 1885, will close with public exercises of Gradu- ation, beginning at 10 o'clock, A. M. 3L . U tn f s s f o n . Candidates for admission must be at least sixteen years of age; must present on the day of examination a satisfactory certificate of good moral character and of their presumed qualification* for admission to the school ; must declare their full intention of faithfully observing the regulations of the School, during their con- nection with it, and of afterwards teaching in the public schools of Massachu- setts;* and must pass a satisfactory examination in Reading, Spelling, Defining, Writing, Arithmetic. English Grammar, Geography, and Ihe History of the United States. A greater age and hisrher attainments than those prescribed, with some experience in teaching, render the course of study in the Institution still more useful. *Ladies designing to teach in other States or in private schools may be admitted by paying $15 a term for tuition. 13 Especial attention should be given to these requirements, as they will be strictly ENFORCED. An Examination for admission takes place on the first day of each term, com" raencing at 8 o'clock, A. M., or as soon after that hour as candidates can reach Salem. Ladies who purpose to apply for admission are requested to notify the Princi- pal of their intention as early as possible. Applications for circulars and other information should be made to the Princi- pal. bourse of £>tubn. The Board of Education have prescribed the following branches of study for the two years' course in the Normal Schools of the State. Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Book-keeping; Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Botany, Physiology, Zoology, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography; Reading, Orthog- raphy, Etymology, Grammar, Rhetoric, Literature, Composition ; Penmanship, Drawing, Singing, Gymnastics; Psychology, Science and Art of Teaching, School Organization, History of Education; Civil Polity of Massachusetts and of the United States, School Laws of Massachusetts, and History. The order in which these studies are to be taken is decided by the Principal of each School, with the approval of the Board of Visitors The following additional studies are assigned for the four years' course: Advanced Physics, Advanced Chemistry, Higher Mathematics (including Plane and Solid Geometry, Higher Algebra and Trigonometry), General History, Latin and French; Greek or German, in addition, is optional with the Principal and the Board of Visitors of each School. Jibbantcb Course. Graduates of the regular course who desire to prep ire tn.-inseives for tne high- er departments of teaching, are permittee, to take an advanced course, which occu- pies two years, and includes instruction and training in the Latin, French, and German languages, the higher mathematics, and the other branches required to be tauglit in the high schools of Massachusetts. Graduates of the School who may desire to take the Advanced Course are requested to communicate with the Principal as early as possible. A new class is formed at the beginning of each Fall term. glims anb Htctljobs of Stubg anb draining. The ends chiefly aimed at in this school are, the acquisition of the necessary knowledge of the Principles and Methods of Education, and of the various branches of study, the attainment of skill in the art of teaching, and the general development of the mental powers. From the beginning to the end of the course, all studies are conducted with es- pecial reference to the best ways of teaching them. Recitations, however excel- lent,' are not deemed satisfactory, unless every pupil is able to teach others that which she has herself learned. In every study the pupils in turn occupy tempo- rarily the place of teacher of their classmates, and are subjected to their criticisms as well as those of their regular teacher. Teaching exercises of various kinds form a large and important part of the school work. During the Senior term ob- 14 ject lessons are given to classes of primary-school children, so that every pupil obtains, before graduating, considerable experience in teaching children to observe, think, and give expression to thought. The studies are conducted upon the topical plan. Text-hooks are used, to a large extent, as hooks of reference. The committing of text-books to memory is avoided as far as possible, the scholars being trained to depend upon thoughts rather than words. The great object of the school is to make the pupils investigate, think, and speak for themselves; to make them independent, self-reliant, and ready to meet whatever difficulties may arise. The pupils are carefully trained in the manufacture of simple and inexpensive apparatus for the illustration of Physics and Chemistry. Discipline. The discipline of the school is made as simple as possible. Pupils are expected to govern themselves ; to do without compulsion what is required, and to refrain voluntarily from all improprieties of conduct. Those who are unwilling to con- form cheerfully to the known wishes of the Principal and his assistants, are pre- sumed to be unfit to become teachers. It is not deemed necessary to awaken a feeling of emulation, in order to induce the scholars to perform their duties faithfully. The ranking of scholars according to their comparative success in, their studies, is not here allowed. Faithful atten- tion to duty is encouraged for its own sake, not for the purpose of obtaining certain marks of credit. promotions anfr tfkabuatiotts. Promotions from one class to another are made at the close of each term by means of thorough written examinations. These examinations include every study pursued during the term, and the result in each study must be satisfactory to entitle the pupil to advance to the study next in order. In the Senior term, a special examination is had in all the branches taught in the common schools, and only those who pass it successfully are permitted to graduate Young ladies who possess good natural abilities and right habits of study, find no serious difficulties in passing the required examinations. iTibranj, apparatus, anb UTrxsemu. The Institution has a valuable Library, containing, in works for general refer- ence and reading, and in text-books, about nine thousand volumes. It has, also, a fair supply of philosophical apparatus, and a Museum containing a large collec- tion of specimens illustrating various departments of science. An important addition to the means of practical instruction in Chemistry has been made, whereby a large number of pupils can, at the same time, engage in chemical investigations, free from all danger of inhaling injurious gases. The friends of the higher education of women can confer a great benefit upon the Institution by making donations to its Library and Museum. Any aid in this direction will be gratefully acknowledged. 15 A room has been handsomely fitted up and furnished for the purpose of afford- ing facilities for instruction and training in the higher departments of drawing. A large number of beautiful casts, models, and patterns have been obtained from London, and have been conveniently arranged in the room, thus giving to the members of the School advantages not formerly enjoyed. € sszx institute anb ||eabobg ^cab*mg of Jsmtttt. The important advantages offered by these well known and most useful Insti- tutions are freely enjoyed by members of the Normal SchooL The large, and, in some respects, unequalled Museum and Cabinet belonging to the Institute and Academy, affords rare opportunities for studies in various departments of Science; and the instructive meetings of the Essex Institute for the discussion of Histor- ical and Scientific subjects, possess great value for all who are interested in the study of History and of Nature. Tuition is free to those who comply with the condition of teaching in the public Schools of Massachusetts, wherever they may have previously resided. A small fee ($2.00) is paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, for incidental expenses. The text-books required are mostly furnished, without charge, from the School Library. It is recommended, however, that pupils should bring with them, for purposes of reference and comparison, the text-books which they have already studied ; and they should, especially, be provided with a Dictionary and a recent Atlas. The price which is paid by the pupils for board, 'i,(not usually including wash- ing, or separate fire and lights,) varies from $3 to $4 per week, according to the accommodations furnished. Pupils who prefer to board themselves can obtain good rooms for about one dollar a week. Pupils who come to the School daily by railroads, obtain season tickets at one- half of the usual rates. For the assistance of those who find even the moderate expenses "of the School burdensome, the Commonwealth makes an annual appropriation. This aid is distributed at the close of each term, among pupils from Massachusetts who merit and need the aid, in sums varying according to the distance of their residences from Salem, but not exceeding in any case $1 50 per week. In this distribu- tion, the first term of a pupil's connection with the School is not reckoned, un- less she'enters prepared to complete the prescribed course of study in less than two years. Aid is also rendered, in cases of special merit and need, from the income of the fund of Five Thousand Dollars, for which the School is indebted to the munificent bequest of Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Esq., of Brookline. Salem, May, 1884. Salem Normal Association. The Tenth Triennial Convention of the Salem Normal School Associa- tion will be held on Friday, the fourth day of next July. The Association will assemble at 9 o'clock, A. m., in the chapel of the South Church for the interchange of cordial greetings, the meetings of the several classes, and the transaction of business. Public exercises, beginning at 11 o'clock, will take place in the South Church. An Oration will be delivered by a prominent friend of education; a Poem by one of the graduates will be read ; songs written by graduates will be sung ; and a Report on the history and condition of the Normal School will be be made by the Principal. At the close of the public exercises, a collation will be had at Normal Hall, to be followed by addresses from distinguished guests, and by literary contri- butions from graduates of the School. Membership. All past members of the School are entitled to membership in the Normal Association, the fee for which is only one dollar, payable once in three years. It is earnestly desired that as many as possible of those who have enjoyed the free advantages of the School will cheerfully send to the Treasurer of the Association, Miss Anna C. Cross, 19 Williams St., Salem, be- fore June 1, one dollar for the current triennial period ; and that they will do so, even if they shall be unable to attend the approaching convention. Collation. The additional cost to each member for the collation will not exceed one dollar. In order that the directors may know, in due season, for what number to provide, it is exceedingly important that those who purpose to participate in the collation should notify the Treasurer before June 15. Entertainment. Free entertainment over night will be furnished to those who reside at a distance from Salem, provided that they signify to the Treas- urer, before the fifteenth of June, that such entertainment will be acceptable. The coming Triennial Convention cannot fail to be delightful, and profitable to all the past members of the School who can possibly be present ; and it is most earnestly hoped and believed that out of the two thousand eight hundred and sixty-five ladies whose names stand on the school records, a large number will gladly show, by their' presence, that they hold in pleasant remembrance their school days at Salem. GEORGIANNA A. BOUTWELL, President Salem Normal Association. Salem, May, 1884. '